The Process of Promises


The word contradict is defined; a declaration of the opposite or contrary, a statement that is at variance with itself, the act of going against; opposition; denial.

Have you ever noticed that the bible is full of seemingly contradictions? Stay with me just a minute while I give a few examples; David was anointed the next king of Israel and went back to tending sheep. Abraham was promised a child but given a barren wife. Noah was told to build a boat when it had never rained, ever! Joseph was given dreams then sold into slavery. Are you tracking with me?

There are times when promises given don’t line up with circumstances experienced. When was David king of Israel, when he took the throne or when he was anointed? It was when he was anointed, right? Just because things don’t look like they’re happening, doesn’t stop the outcome from happening. Jesus spoke to a healthy looking fig tree to shrivel up at the roots because he couldn’t get fruit from it. A few days later they walked past the same tree and it was dead.

God doesn’t contradict Himself, there’s always a process to every promise. If you’re standing in faith for something you’ve been promised, keep standing. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it hasn’t already happened. Mark 9:23 says,“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” The problem isn’t with our promise, the problem is with our belief.

Abraham believed God and look what happened to Him? He had his son with his barren wife, it was just a journey between promise and manifestation. Noah built his boat and the rain came years later, saving his family and a host of animals. David continued tending his sheep until the day he slew Goliath. He too went through a years of preparation, learning to hear Gods voice and obey made him one of the greatest kings in history. Jesus, the king of kings came from Davids lineage. Josephs dreams came to pass but it was after years of slavery and jail time. He never doubted the prophetic dreams God had given him, but rather stayed faithful to his morals and principles, allowing God to prepare him to rule and save his nation.

We may not understand the process but God only asks you to believe and trust Him. Can you do that? If so, then stop being discouraged with what you’re going through. Keep your eyes on a faithful God who is able to do exceedingly greater things than your little mind can comprehend. Don’t get stuck! Push your way through this. Remember, there is a real devil who wants nothing more than for you to give up and quit. Stop speaking what you see and speak the promise. Get your praise on and remind the devil that you serve a mighty and faithful God.

Thank you Father for always keeping Your promises to me. What a journey! All the twists and turns, the ups and downs sometimes makes me dizzy, but You are always before me, leading and guiding me each step of the way. How can I not trust You? When all is said and done I want others to know You as I do, a loving and faithful Father. So as I begin this day, I make this declaration that “He who began a good work in me is faithful to complete it!” In Jesus’ Name. Amen


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